On Wednesday 9 June 2021 Political Youth Network General Assembly was held via ZOOM platform. 18 representatives of political parties from the region were present, as well as 6 representatives of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights Regional Network. The Agenda of the General Assembly included following: introduction of YIHR regional staff and representatives of political parties, presentation of the Activity report January 2020- May 2021, presentation of potential new members, questions and discussion with potential new members, voting on the accession of new members, discussion about the inactive members, discussion about the future activities and closing remarks.
During the Assembly six new youth branches of political parties from the region joined the network:
Mladi Forum SD (Slovenia)
Macedonian Young Greens- MODOM (North Macedonia)
Self- determination Movement (Kosovo)
Youth of Social Democrats of Montenegro (Montenegro)
Platform for Progress (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
University Organization and Youth Organization of the Croatian Peasant Party (Croatia)
Before the voting took place PYN members had the opportunity to ask potential new members questions about their party’s work, activities and programs. After a brief round of questions, voting took place during which all the potential member joined the PYN.
After the voting, a constructive discussion took place. Members were discussing possible options ways to stay in touch as well as ideas for future activities. Several members expressed their willingness to reach out to inactive members and try to engage them in active membership.
The Assembly ended with positive attitude towards future activities as well as the possibility of organizing in-person regional meeting.